YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials at USAG-Yongsan announced a new taxi contract that adds 51 drivers covering the Seoul, Seongnam and Bupyeong areas.

The additional taxi service should begin Aug. 20, pending vehicle pass approvals for new drivers.

AAFES has been seeking additional drivers after a World Cup Taxi contract was terminated in June when their drivers went on strike and did not return to work.

Negotiations to add two more taxi contracts, a dispatch service contract and an airport shuttle contract are ongoing.

AAFES officials said they are committed to working a long-term solution to taxi service at USAG-Yongsan.

"We understand our customer's frustration during this process and appreciate their patience as we strive to provide the best service possible," said AAFES Yongsan General Manager Shawn Dorcey.

Garrison officials resumed normal shuttle bus schedules Monday, Aug. 11. The Garrison had been providing more frequent shuttle services during peak hours.